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Congress closer to reaching budget deal before Friday deadline

Congressional negotiators are closer to reaching a spending deal with less than a week left before the current budget expires.

Tags: Congress , continuing resolution , House , Senate , pay and benefits , payroll tax , Politico , The Hill

Monday - 12/12/2011, 09:00am EST

Army moves forward with plan to cut 8,700 civilian staff

The brunt of the Army's plan to cut 8,700 positions by October 2012 will take place within the Installation Management Command, Army Materiel Command, and Training and Doctrine Command.

Tags: Thomas Lamont , Army , workforce , Installation Management Command , Army Materiel Command , Training and Doctrine Command

Friday - 12/09/2011, 06:11am EST

Sen. Cardin hopeful omnibus will pass by deadline

Maryland Senator Ben Cardin said most of the issues have been resolved between Democrats and Republicans concerning the omnibus bill that will fund agencies through the 2012 fiscal year. However, policy riders introduced by the House GOP may still derail the legislation.

Tags: Ben Cardin , omnibus , appropriations , Congress , Senate , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 10:27am EST
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New FedRAMP standards first step to secure cloud computing

OMB sets a six-month deadline for initial capabilities to be ready. Along with the cloud security standards and process, the administration highlighted other accomplishments on the one-year anniversary of the 25-point IT Reform plan. The White House said a new draft shared services strategy will focus on commodity IT services.

Tags: Technology , Steven VanRoekel , Dave McClure , Richard Spires , OMB , DHS , GSA , cloud computing , TechStat , Shared services , FedRAMP , Cybersecurity , IT reform , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 04:00pm EST
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Top GOP policy issues at a glance

House Republicans have dotted nine remaining spending bills with well more than 100 "riders" that would redirect government policy or maintain it in some cases despite objections from President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress. Most are unlikely to survive in final negotiations on a massive bill for funding government operations through next September.

Tags: Congress , Energy , EPA ,

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 02:42am EST

Deadline nears to reach omnibus deal, avoid shutdown

The fight has started to push an omnibus spending bill through Congress to fund the federal government through the rest of the year. The current continuing resolution expires Dec. 16.

Tags: Erik Wasson , The Hill , Federal Drive , Congress , management , omnibus , Jacob Lew , Barack Obama

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 11:32am EST
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USPS reviews closing 252 processing plants, cutting workforce

The IG's report outlined several recommendations, some of which the Postal Service have already started implementing.

Tags: Postal Service , USPS , IG , management , Technology , workforce

Monday - 12/05/2011, 02:37pm EST

Cutting deficits harder than just talking about it

Lawmakers are poised to spend $120 billion or so to renew a Social Security tax cut that averaged just under $1,000 per household this year.

Tags: John Boehner , Barack Obama , Joe Biden , supercommittee , Robert Reischauer , Congressional Budget Office , Howard McKeon , social security tax cut

Sunday - 12/04/2011, 12:10am EST

GSA offers tips for trimming fat from agency budgets

Steve Kempf, Commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service, joined with Francis Rose to discuss ways agencies could meet their goals to cut inefficient spending.

Tags: GSA , FAS , Steve Kempf , management , best practices , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 08:50pm EST
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Van Hollen: Federal employees not scapegoats

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said he's disappointed in the supercommittee's failure to reach a deal, and he called the looming automatic cuts launched by the sequester "draconian." If the deepest cuts are enacted about 8 to 9 percent in cuts to annual agency budgets feds should prepare for the worst, he said.

Tags: Chris Van Hollen , supercommittee , sequestration , Congress , House , Senate , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 01:26pm EST
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